Harlem Ambassadors visit local middle schools

Photo by: Kristen Victorin
Photo by: Kristen Victorin(KWTX)
Published: Jan. 27, 2017 at 10:19 PM CST
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Local middle schoolers are learning about the effects of bullying from the basketball community.

The Harlem Ambassadors were in town Friday afternoon, sharing their personal stories to raise awareness.

"If I can make it through it, they can get through it as well. I'm no different than anyone else," Harlem Ambassador, Melvin Dolberry said.

He travels the entire school year all around the country. The Harlem Ambassadors inspire children to pursue college and stay away from drugs.

"If they see us doing something positive they can do something positive as well," Dolberry said.

The Harlem Ambassadors also spread messages about anti-bullying.

"I got bullied a lot. I got picked on a lot. And it could really scar a kid,” he said.

Dolberry and his teammates traveled to four Bell County schools today in Killeen and Temple, including Lake Belton Middle School.

He tells his story on being bullied about a medical condition that left him hairless.

"You got people out here who are harming themselves and taking their lives and it's a really serious issue so we try to focus a lot on that," Dolberry said.

The Harlem Ambassadors played against the Habitat Alley Oops Friday night.

The game's proceeds went to the Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity to benefit homeless veterans.